HUMPHREY OKORIE Chairman
Humphrey Okorie in the Independent Chairman of the board of LeishTon Consulting & BoardGov Limited. He is experienced in providing consulting and advisory services to organisations to strengthen their governance, control and risk management practices. Humphrey takes delight in analysing and designing internal control systems to include preventative, detective and monitoring controls. He also delivers trainings and speeches to board audit committees, Chief Audit Executives, information technology and security professionals, internal auditors, control and risk officers; and provides guidance to organisations to establish value adding internal audit departments and implement the IIA Quality assurance and improvement programs.
He has been involved in the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) as past president, consultant, training director and CEO and one of the internationally approved speakers and trainers listed on the IIA Global database for facilitating IIA conferences, trainings and workshops worldwide.
Humphrey previously worked as the Director, Internal Audit for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Internal Audit & Chief Risk Officer for American Tower Corporation (ATC) in Boston, and pioneered the setting up of an Internal Audit function for ATC Nigeria. While in this role, Humphrey designed and implemented a risked based annual audit plan for the five countries under EMEA and provided support for the enterprise risk assessment and establishment of controls across all the ATC Nigeria departments such that within four months of commencing operations in Nigeria, an effective control design was in place.
He worked in other organisations such as MTN Nigeria where he headed Information Services and Network Audit and also, led Internal Audit, Business Continuity Management, Risk Management and Forensic functions on a number of occasions and excelled on all targets. Humphrey contributed immensely to the development of the Control, Risk and Audit functions to attend unprecedented maturity levels while working and heading these functions in MTN, Airtel (formerly V-mobile) and UBA (formerly Standard Trust Bank) over the years.
Strong technical background, multi-skilled and good understanding of world class business control requirements are some of Humphrey’s areas of competences. At various times, Humphrey has presented papers on local and international professional conferences, trainings and seminars on issues around internal auditing, governance, IT security & audit, internal control, revenue assurance, risk management, audit methodologies and telecommunication technologies. He has participated in IIA Global leadership programmes in various parts of the world where he represented Nigeria, including USA, India, South Africa, Ghana, Peru, UAE, China, Kenya among others and ISACA organised programmes in Charlotte (North Carolina) and Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) both in the USA at various times.
Humphrey is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Information systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has a combined Bachelor of Technology degree in Mathematics & Computer science as well as an MBA in Management Technology. He is happily married with three children.